Pete's Dragon was re-issued on VHS in 1991, followed by more re-releases as a Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection title from 1994 through 1999.
Disney's film magicians have created a heartwarming musical with something for everyone -- tender love songs, rousing dances, thrilling plot twists, and a loable animated dragon named Elliott! As the one and only friend of a young orphan named Pete, Elliott can also be a big problem. His knack for flying and disappearing at will continually gets Pete into trouble. But when the town tries to capture Elliott, the dragon's ability to breathe fire could well save the day in this enchanting magical mix of live-action and brilliant Disney animation!
A heartwarming musical adventure about the friendship between a young boy ans his invisble pet, Pete's Dragon casts a magical spell with thrilling plots twists and a delightful blend of live action and enchanting Disney animation! Pete, a young orphan, flees from his cruel guardians to a Maine fishing town with a loveable but michievous dragon named Elliott - his one true friend! Fortunately for Pete, they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora (Helen Reddy) and her father (Mickey Rooney). But Elliott's flair for flying and disappearing at will continually gets Pete into trouble. The adventure heats up when the townsfolk try to capture Elliott for thie own gain -- only to discover that a fire-breating dragon may be the only solution to an unexpected problem! Now you can capture Pete's Dragon for your very own when you bring home this wonderful Disney classic filled with memorable songs, rousing dances, and splendid storytelling!
Pete's Dragon once aired on the Disney Channel on April 15, 1994. It later rebroadcasted there a few times from November 12, 1995 to January 7, 1996, and more frequently from December 7, 1996 to February 6, 2000.